Toyota UK is featuring a series of Toyota Stories, tales of classic old Aichi steel that have served their owners for decades in areas so remote that the rural dialects of English they speak might as well be Japanese.
First up is Bob Bacon’s 1984 Hilux, a 257,000-mile workhorse that looked so unusual to the Cumbrians that they shouted “Fall Guy” when they first laid eyes on it. Amazingly, it is only the second most famous indestructible red Hilux in the British Isles.
Next is Graeme Calvin’s 1977 Corolla Deluxe, a blue beauty with mudflaps the size of Aladdin’s carpet. With a 1.2 engine and a 4-speed, it is so original that even the windshield wipers have “Toyota stamped on the rubber.”
It would be lovely to see Toyota USA produce ads like this. We hope these are just the first of many.